Tata Steel has emphasised its commitment to the North Sea and the global oil and gas industry by announcing a near £2 million programme of investments.
The cash injection will take place at its 20” high frequency induction (HFI) pipe mill in Hartlepool.
As part of the investment the company will offer a new generation of higher strength offshore construction grades.
The company’s investment in Hartlepool is supported by a multi-million pound investment at its Port Talbot hot strip mill in Wales.
The investment programme for the Hartlepool 20” mill includes £1 million, for the installation of accelerated cooling equipment, which will increase the mill’s range of high-strength offerings for the structural requirements of the North Sea and the wider construction market.
Barry Rust, energy and sustainability manager, Tata Steel, said: “These important investments demonstrate Tata Steel’s continued commitment to health and safety and in improving and increasing our product range to the North Sea and the oil and gas industry around the world, to help it meet ever increasing challenges.
“We’ve been involved in some of the largest projects in the UK Continental Shelf over the last 20 years and look forward to supporting the North Sea and the international industry for many years to come.”